Friday, March 16, 2018

Interview with Cardiac Arrest done by Patrick posted on 3-16-18

Interview with Adam Scott guitarist and vocalist for Cardiac Arrest done by Patrick

1. Hello Adam, how are you doing this week? Please introduce yourself to the readers.

Doing alright, Patrick. Just relaxing after a long day and rocking to Thin Lizzy. I perform guitar and lead vocal duties in the band and aspiring mass murder during the day depending on who I come across

2. When did you first get the idea to start the band and how did you choose Cardiac Arrest for the name of the band?

When we thought about a name just some odd twenty years ago. It was a matter of what seems cool and not taken, haha. Went starting out too it was also a case of finding friends with the common interest in Metal. As well as ones that actually wanted to actually PLAY the music.

3. Cardiac Arrest will be releasing their sixth full-length, “A Parallel Dimension Of Despair”, through the mighty Memento Mori. How did you and the band come in contact with this label?
I knew Raul at Memento Mori and had a handful of his other releases, so I was aware of them. When we were searching for a label for “A Parallel Dimension of Despair”, I let Raul hear some songs as an idea of what he would get. There was definitely interest. A lot of talking went on and then... Well, as the saying goes, the rest is history, haha.

4. How long did it take you and the band to write the music for the new release?

It takes some time usually, between playing shows on occasion and having to deal with work schedules that play a factor. Definitely doesn't get easier as you get older for sure. Plus, we took a little time to record some of these songs for a promo CD with shopping to labels being the purpose in mind. So I would say about a year and a half or so.

5. Adam, you handle the vocal duties for the band so I assume you write the lyrics for the music. What are some subjects you wrote about on “A Parallel Dimension Of Despair”?

Most of them, yes. “Rotting Creator” being the exception, which were lyrics that Tom (guitar) had from one of his old bands, Dogod. Here's a play by play with some of the songs. “When the Teeth Sink in” is inspired by the Italian gutmuncher Cannibal Apocalypse. “Immoral and Absurd” is a salute to fans of Metal and horror alike. Both go together like milk and cookies, and both seem to get the 'stink eye’ from most society. “It Takes Form” was inspired by John Carpenter's The Thing. “Professional Victim” is simply poking fun at today's PC culture. It has no place in metal and NEVER has!

6. Besides the upcoming release, does the band have any other merchandise available for the readers?

If yes, what is available and where can the readers buy it? Yes. I could go on about what we have all together, but people can order CD’s, vinyl, t-shirts, etc at

7. In your opiniĆ³n, what is the best and worst thing about the underground scene today? And what does underground Metal mean to you?

Hard to say what is best. The hunger out of those sort of bands maybe. Worst, like most walks  of life, it has its phonies. That talk the talk and don't walk the walk. Wait a minute... I think I also just answered the second part of the question as well, haha.

8. I know Cardiac Arrest has played many shows over the years. What were some of your most memorable shows that the band has played? And who were some of the bands you shared the stage with?
Definitely a handful. Getting the chance to open up for Autopsy in Chicago in 2012 was beyond phenomenal. Montreal on tour with Enthroned and Destroyer 666 was was otherworldly. Most of the dates when we toured Europe with Nominon were a blast, and the ender was Neurotic Deathfest in the Netherlands, easily the most people we ever played to. Recently, we played out in San Antonio, Texas, for an event called Winter Hell, with bands like Weaponizer, Nucleus and a plethora of others and it was just a flat out violent crowd. Texas knows how to do it up!!!

9. Are there any upcoming shows or tours planned in support of “A Parallel Dimension of Despair”? If yes, where will the band be playing and are there any plans to do an European tour?

Yes, a trek in Europe is in the Works, including being on the NRW Deathfest. Also playing with Nunslaughter in Chicago in May. Also a few other things we have in the works that aren't completely set up, but we have some plans on some good things!

10. Besides the upcoming release, I have read that Transcending Records will be releasing the debut, “Morgue Mutilations”, on vinyl? When did you first get the idea to re-release the debut on vinyl?

It is indeed out now. Well, “Morgue Mutilations” has been out of print for a number of years and long overdue for the vinyl treatment. So what better time to put it out? CD version will come out in due time as well.

11. Are there any plans to re-release the past Cardiac Arrest releases on vinyl soon?
No immediate plans at this time. But that is something we definitely want to do.

12. When you need to take a break from writing new music or band business, what do you like to do in your free time?

I like watching movies from time to time. Hit the gym. Of course collecting music. Or just flat out taking a fucking nap!

13. Thank you Adam for taking the time to fill this interview out. Do you have any final comments for the readers?

Thanks a bunch for the interview. For those reading, get “A Parallel Dimension of Despair”! Thanks for the continued support and hope to see if we come to a city near you!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Interview with Foul Body Autopsy done by Patrick posted on3-14-18

Interview with Tom R. vocalist and all instruments of Foul Body Autopsy done by Patrick

1.Hello Tom how is life going in the U.K this week? Please introduce yourself to the readers?

Hi, life in the U.K is ok at the moment, well other than the flu that’s going around and we had a lot of snow recently. (How English complaining about the weather already) anyway hello, readers I am Tom and I am the sole member of Foul Body Autopsy!

2. Tom you started Foul Body Autopsy in 2010 when did you first get the idea to start this band? And who would you say are Foul Body Autopsy's biggest influences?

Well, I was 17 at the time and still playing in local bands but I had been thinking about starting a solo project for a while. I think I ended up stumbling across a video of Putrid Pile playing obscene extreme and it made me think “that’s what I need to do” and the rest is history.

The influences are always changing at the moment I am on a massive Doom/Black Metal kick especially bands like Earth, Bell Witch, Grief, Sunn O))), Xasthur, & Wolves In The Throne Room. Also Cardiacs load of Cardiacs.

3.Tom I believe you are the sole member of the band did you plan to work as a one man band or would you like to find new musicians to make a full line-up?

Yes, I did plan to do Foul Body Autopsy as a one-man band, and as far as getting other musicians to play in the band? the answer is FUCK NO!

4.What do you feel is the easiest and hardest thing about being a one man band?

It’s all relative, being a one-man band is piss easy and extremely hard work all at the same time.

5.Foul Body Autopsy's second release This Machine Kills Zombies will be released soon. How long did it take you to write the music for the new release?

I think I started writing the album in July of 2016 and then finished it in December of 2017. So in total, it took about 17 months to write and record the album.

6.The lyrics are based on George A.Romerero's Day Of The Dead when did you get the idea to do a concept release?

I am a big fan of old school horror films and I have always been enamoured with George A. Romero’s work. Especially his original dead trilogy, the films always had a good amount of social commentary weaved within the overarching story. For example, Night Of The Living Dead explores civil unrest, cold war paranoia as well as class and race conflict. I remember the specific moment that I decided to make a Romero style concept album. I was sat in a studio with a friend while he was mixing one of his songs. I just happened to be checking my Email when I found an article with the title, "North Korean Ghost Ships Full Of Corpses Are Washing Up On Japanese Shores" and from that moment the concept was born!

7.I believe This Machine Kills Zombies is a digital release are there any plans to do a physical release soon?

From now on all my releases will be predominantly digital, I have a few reasons for this but the main reason is that people are not buying physical like they did years ago. So it’s a waste of money making physical in my mind.

8.Besides the new release are the bands previous EP.'S and debut full length still available to the readers to buy?

The debut full length is out of print but you can still get the Eps in physical format for now.

9.Other than George A.Romero do you enjoy watching any other horror movies? If yes what are some of your favourite horror movies?

Yes I do like a lot of horror movies I like to stick with old school horror though as I find new horror to just be jump scare crap. Or just got awful shit like Paranormal Craptivity

Some good movies are The Silence of the Lambs, Psycho, The Serpent And the Rainbow, The Evil Dead, Alien & Night Of The Creeps.

10.Who are some of your all-time favourite actresses and actors you enjoy watching? And other then George A.Romero who are some directors you enjoy watching?

I don't know what if I have favourite actors some of my favourite directors are. George Romero, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Dario Argento, David Cronenberg & Tobe Hooper.

11.Besides working in Foul Body Autopsy do you currently work with any other bands or solo projects?If yes please tell the readers a little about them?

The only other band I play in is a Grindcore trio called Nagasaki birth defect and we have a few records out and a second album on the way.

12.What does underground metal mean to you?

Freedom to experiment musically without boundary’s.

13.Besides metal do you listen to any other forms of underground music if yes what genres do you listen to and who are some of your favorite bands and artists?

Well at the moment I am listening to a lot of minimalist and ambient music.

14.When not working on new music or band business what do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Watching films, Watching boxsets,Finding new music,Reading Books,Cooking,Cycling,Yoga,Getting tattooed, Sleeping,

15.Thank you Tom for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final words for the readers?

Please checkout my music! Thanks for reading!

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Cardiac Arrest--A Parallel Dimension Of Despair cd {Memento Mori} posted on 3-14-18

Cardiac Arrest--A Parallel Dimension Of  Despair  cd {Memento Mori}

Chicago's own Cardiac Arrest return with their brand new full length A Parallel Dimension Of Despair the music is played with a  old school brutal death metal sound and feel.The drumming is done with a lot of skill  and well written and played drumming patterns.Mainly  played with  fast drumming patterns but the drummer  does slow to a more controlled mid paced range within some of the songs. The vocals are old school death metal growls  that fit Cardiac Arrest's style perfectly. The guitar work is done with some extremely tight and well written and performed  guitar sections.The guitars range from a mid paced heavy guitar sound to  a  all out assault  of fast and frenzied guitar patterns.If you are a fan of this great bands previous releases then be sure to  pick up a  copy of A Parallel Dimension Of Despair today.

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Kingdom--Putrescent Remains Of The Dead Ground cd {Godz Ov War Prod.} posted on 3-11-18

Kingdom--Putrescent Remains Of The Dead Ground  cd {Godz Ov War Prod.}

Coming out of  Poland's mighty death metal scene is Kingdom who will be releasing their fourth full length.Putrescent Remains Of The Dead Ground is eight tracks of massive heavy death metal.The music is mainly played in the faster realm of death metal with some mid paced  sections mixed into the music.The guitars are played with speed and aggressive patterns and structures.The guitarist can write and perform some well written structures and even add some guitar solo's mixed into the music.The vocalist does a good mix of old school gruff death growls and some deeper death growls.
 This is Kingdom's best release to date so if you are a fan of Kingdom's previous releases then be sure to check out the newest release today.

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Review done by Patrick of Hell's Coronation--Unholy Blades Of The Devil cd {Godz Ov War Prod.} posted on 3-3-18

Hell's  Coronation--Unholy  Blades Of The Devil  cd  {Godz Ov War Prod.}

Starting  the  release off with a short intro  the music does a good job of  blending black metal and doom together.The drums  are done  with alot of experience  and heavy mid paced  drumming patterns that are mainly played in the slow to a mid paced drum style.The vocals  are grim shrieks of despair  that  really  work  with Hell's Coronation's blend of doom and black metal.If you  are looking for a band that  blends a unique style of black and doom metal elements together then be sure to pick up a  copy of  Unholy Blades Of The Devil  today.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Demonical--Chaos Manifesto cd {Agonia Records} review done by Patrick posted on 3-1-18

Demonical--Chaos  Manifesto  cd {Agonia Records}

Sweden's Demonical  return with their fifth  full length release to date.Chaos Manifesto features nine songs of  old school Swedish death metal while also adding some melodic elements with the music.The vocals are a mix of deep death growls  and some old school gruff  growls are used in a  few of the  songs.The guitarist can write and perform some well written and played  structures whether the guitars are chaotic and fast patterns or a more calm and mid paced.The guitarist  even adds some  well written and performed guitar solo's.The drums are played with hyperspeed drumming patterns and some slower mid tempo drums entertwined within the music.If you  are looking for a  great release of  solid well executed Swedish death metal with the bands own writing ability then do yourself a favor and pick up  a copy of  Chaos Manifesto  today.

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Interview with Skeletal Remains done by Patrick posted on 2-24-18

Interview with  Chris Monroy Vocalist,guitarist of Skeletal Remains done by Patrick

1.Hello  Chris how are you doing this week?Please introduce yourself to the readers?

Hey man I am doing great thank you for asking! Chris here guitar and vocals for skeletal remains!

2.  Chris you handle the guitars for Skeletal Remains when did you become interested in playing the guitars?Did you take lessons when first starting out or are you self taught?
For the most part I am self taught I tried taking lessons once when i was in high school but it didn’t work out i was learning everything I could learn on my own so decided to stop taking em and just kept doing what I was doing before. My older brother actually played guitar so I guess he was one of the main reasons I started playing although he played a different style of music but I think it started with him showing me how to play a few songs back when i was younger then I kind of just started learning how to read tablature and Id just sit for hours a day and learn my favorite songs.

3.Who would you say are your influences and favorite guitarists?

Some of my favorite guitarist and influences are Jason Becker, Steve vai, Paul Gilbert, Yngwie Malmsteen, James Murphy, Marty Friedman, Chuck schuldiner, David Gilmour.

4.Besides the guitars you also take care of the vocals when did you start growling?Do you do anything special to keep your voice healthy?

When i formed skeletal remains was the first time i actually took singing serious before that I never really sang much and if I did was just for fun when I would jam with friends but it was never anything serious like now and I never really wanted to be the singer it kinda just happened because we couldn’t find a singer at the time haha.. not really much man I guess just drink a lot of water when I’m on stage or right before getting on stage And try to stay hydrated.

5. Chris you all formed Skeletal Remains in 2011 when did you get the idea to form the band?And who would you say are Skeletal Remains biggest influences?

The idea came from just simply loving death metal and wanting to play some covers with a friend when we had free time it was never nothing serious as I was pretty busy with my full time band at the time so it would only happen when I was home from tour. Then we started writing our own songs and they sounded pretty ok so we decided to do a demo and the rest is history now we are here...
Some of the biggest influences would be pestilence, gorguts, demolition hammer, death, disincarnate, obituary, morbid angel...

6.Devouring Mortality is the bands third release how long did it take you all to write the music for this release?Does the whole band take part in the writing process or does one member write everything?

For the first two records before it was me and Adrian Obregon doing most of the writing but this time around it was pretty much all me doing the music and for lyrics I had help from Adrian Marquez and Johnny. As far as how long it took I guess it was quite a long time just because we went through three drummers during the writing of this album so that also made things take a bit longer.

7. Chris, you handle the vocals so I figure you take care of writing the lyrics for the music what are some subjects you all wrote about on Devouring Mortality?

It’s actually me and Adrian Marquez who wrote most of the lyrics for this album But alot of things come into play when it comes to the lyrical content on the album. From natural disasters to autobiographies and stories on historical figures, science-fiction and even video games believe it or not. Just a lot of what we are into and fine very interesting on a daily basis. We like to take any topic or idea we find interesting and try to make it as brutal as possible.

8.Besides the upcoming release are the bands previous releases still available for the readers to buy?Besides the physical releases does the band have any other merchandise available if yes what is available and where can the readers buy it?

You can still purchase the first two albums from us on our online store or at our shows as well with a bunch of other merchandise we have available. We have a lot of different things shirts patches sweats shorts flags pins etc. so go check it out. 

9.I know Skeletal Remains has played many shows over the years in both the U.S and Europe.What have been some of the bands most memorable shows over the years?And who were some bands you have shared the stage with?

Oh man there has been so many cool shows I would say hellfest in France was one of the best shows sharing the stage with so many sick bands was a dream come true. Playing japan for the first time was amazing as well we had such a great time a lot of killer fans out there can’t wait to go back. Party san on our first European tour was also a big one we played first at like noon and there was so many people there for us it was really crazy and amazing experience.

10.Are their any shows or tours planned in support of Devouring Mortality?If yes where will the band  be playing?

Yes we have are playing Canada for the first time in March supporting the mighty demolition hammer and we also have an album release show here at home in April a European tour in May with our label mates angelus apatrida from Spain. Strikefest in Los Angeles which has an amazing bill that you should check out if your not familiar with it. And some stuff later in the year is also booked but I can’t announce yet I guess best thing would be to keep an eye out for announcements on our Facebook and Instagram.

11. Chris, when not working on new music or band business what do you like to do in your free time?

When I’m not busy with SR I am usually working here at home because we all still have daily jobs to pay our bills. Besides that most of my time I spend with my family because sometimes being away from them for a month or two on tour sucks so I always try to be with them when I’m home. And also go to shows when any cool bands come near LA.

12.Skeletal Remains comes out of California's old school death metal what is your opinion of the metal scene in California?

It’s great man there is a lot of cool bands coming out all the time that are also doing the same style we are and it’s great to see that. The scene it self can be a bit weird here in LA people support rumors instead of music it seems like and i find that pretty dumb haha but it’s not always like that but you will come across it.

13.Who are your all-time favorite bands coming out of California and are their any new bands you feel the readers should check out soon?

There is a few that i really enjoy. Necrot from Oakland is great also Rude but I’m not sure if they are still based out of Oakland. There is this band from Oregon, Torture rack who we played with at Maryland Deathfest also a sick band.Our friends from Morfin, Blade Killer you should check out as well.

14.Thank you Chris for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final comments for the readers?

Thank you guys for the interview and thanks to anyone who took the time to read this! Keep supporting and make sure you pick up our new album “Devouring Mortality” out April 13th!

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